In our work we come across some of the most awesome youth workers in the service. They absolutely love their work. They get out of bed in the morning and they can’t wait to get to work. They have the greatest job on the face of the earth. The work they do is of the highest quality in fact they are often praised for their great work.
We also come across a number of youth workers who have been around the block too many times and should have gotten off the bus. The closest that these workers get to doing ‘Great Work’ is ordering a coffee at the local cafe. They hate their roles and are often more unhelpful to the young people they are meant to serve.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you do, embrace the love and expand it. If you don’t, its time to move on. If we as a sector embrace this idea then we will do even more exceptionally great work for our young clients.